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6 Tips To Keep Your Dog Cool In The Car

Summer in Seattle can reach scorching temperatures, especially inside the car. Traveling or driving around town with pets? Be careful-your car could potentially get too hot to handle. How to Keep Your Dog Cool in the Car While taking your pets-especially your dogs-on long road trips or up the mountain for a quick hike can be a blast, you'll want to take measures to keep them cool and hydrated. Here's how to keep your dog cool in the car-no matter the destination! 1. Never, ever leave your dog unattended. Number one rule for wandering pet owners-never, ever leave your pet in a hot car alone. Even if the temperature outside is a breezy 75 degrees, the inside of your car will feel like a sauna to your dog. Even if you're parked in the shade, the heat inside can escalate very quickly and leave your dog panicked and overheated. When driving around with your dog, make sure you are taking them to places that are pet-friendly to avoid leaving them alone ... read more

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What are the Best Car Colors to Buy?

Are you in the market for a new vehicle and wondering what car color to choose? When purchasing a new Subaru hatchback, sedan, or SUV, you'll want to consider color in your final decision. But, what are the best car colors to buy? We've got the answer. Why Does Car Color Matter? Choosing a car color can seem like a trivial thing. What's the difference in choosing a red Subaru over a silver one? Does it even matter? It does. If you're hoping to resell your Subaru at any point or trade it in for a decent price, you'll want to choose a popular color. While resale value can vary by location, make, and model, car color can also make a difference. A popular color will make your car more attractive to potential buyers down the road. According to Kelley Blue Book (KBB), today's most popular car color tends to remain in demand for at least five years-so you don't have to worry about selling tomorrow! Best Car Colors for Sedans & Hatch ... read more

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Our Favorite City Trails in Seattle

Looking for a great city trail to hike in Seattle this weekend? Look no further. Here are 7 of our favorite city trails in Seattle. Along Duamish River Trail by Robert Ashworth is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Green River Trail Approximately 19 miles long | Looking for the perfect long hike near the Green River? The Green River Trail runs along the banks of the Duwamish and Green Rivers. You can enjoy about a 19 mile jog crossing over the rivers along the way. As one of the region's longest contiguous trails, it's certainly a pop ... read more

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Our Philosophy on Brake Replacement

Do your brakes squeal, grind, or grab? Are you experiencing jerky stops? Is your warning light flashing? It might just be time for a brake system inspection. At Suburb Service, we our customer's safety is a top priority-and, while not the most glamorous car part, brakes are an important part of any working vehicle. Here's our philosophy on brake replacement. When Should You Change Your Brakes? For the most part, you can't see your brake system-so it's not always top of mind. Unless a warning light is flashing, you might be inclined to forget your brakes together. But, how often should you change your brakes? And, what do we mean when we say brakes...don't they come in a few parts? They do-brake pads and rotors-and here's when you should change each. When You Should Change Your Brakes On average, brake pads need to be replaced ever 40,000 to 60,000 miles depending on the following conditions. Driving habits Is your Subaru often used by ... read more

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How to Keep Your Subaru Safe When You're Hiking

After a perfect, sunny day spent hiking the outskirts of Seattle, the last thing you want is to find that your vehicle has been vandalized or robbed. This is the time of year, however, that vandals and thieves run rampant because they know you'll be away on a hike. Don't believe us? Last weekend, some of Suburb Service's own customers hiked the Olympic National Forest's Duckabush Trailhead. When they returned to their cars at the end of their hike, they found broken windows, lost tires, and siphoned gas. Thankfully, all of the owners made it out safely. At Suburb Service, we want to make it our mission to inform our customers of car safety-especially when they go on summer hikes near Seattle. Here's how to keep your Subaru (and yourself!) safe when you're hiking. 5 Tips for Keeping Your Subaru Safe When You're Hiking1. Don't leave anything of value in your car. First and foremost, don't leave anything of value in your car...even your car regi ... read more

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